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United States : Louisiana

1.5 miles (2.5 km) NE of Plattenville, Assumption, LA, USA
Approx. altitude: 1 m (3 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap topo aerial world confnav)
Antipode: 30°S 89°E

Accuracy: 85 m (278 ft)
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#2: GPS receiver screen #3: North view #4: East view #5: South view #6: West view #7: Panoramic view from the service track of the sugarcane field

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#1: Panoramic view from the point we gave up our try

(visited by Philippe Burtin and Antonella Burtin)

11-Oct-2014 -- I spent a few days in New Orleans attending the ASA annual meeting (asa.org) for a presentation of the results of our team. As usual during these professional trips I saved 2 days for some touristic activity and this was a perfect occasion to visit N30 W90 and N30 W91.

We visited N30 W91 during a very nice touristic trip along the south bank of the Mississipi river discovering the historical plantations stringed along our itinerary. The side trip to the CP took us 2 more hours and it was easy to get there.

The point is located in a wood, north of a huge sugarcane field ; we parked our car on the dirt track squaring the field some 700 meters south west of the CP and tried to reach the point on foot from there. I easily located the hunter’s track heading in the direction of the point but I made a mistake in preparing our trip because I thought that the CP would be in the wood and I didn’t noticed that it could be reached by following those hunter’s tracks. We left the foot path and tried to get to the point through the woods but this soon proved impossible especially because we weren’t wearing the right gear and had to fight against an overwhelming army of mosquitoes and other insects. We gave up our try 85m south of the point.

I definitively agree with Joseph Kerski and his description in his 2009 report. The point is in the forest circling the western side of the fields.


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#1: Panoramic view from the point we gave up our try
#2: GPS receiver screen
#3: North view
#4: East view
#5: South view
#6: West view
#7: Panoramic view from the service track of the sugarcane field
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